Media 1 Wins Platinum Hermes Creative Award: Grand Haven-based Media 1 has received a Platinum Hermes Award for its Life in Balance annual mailer booklet, a piece the company creates each year to showcase not only the diverse creative talents of the Media 1 team but the background and personalities of the team members themselves. The booklet serves as a holiday “card” to clients and friends of the company, and over the past four years, has been created around a theme. The theme for Life in Balance was sharing favorite after-hours pursuits that also flavor the work the company does. Past themes have included a blueberry cookbook to honor the company’s roots, a scrapbook of events recognized by the team throughout the year, and recommended reading from the team. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of marketing and communication programs and print, visual and audio materials. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops and freelancers. The Hermes’ prestigious Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in this competition. Only about 15 percent of the 4,400 international entries won a Platinum award. Media 1 also won a Gold Hermes Award in 2009 for an online animation. An online archive of Media 1 annual mailers can be found at More about the awards at

3Sixty Interactive Wins Summit International Creative Award: Fenton-based  3Sixty Interactive has been awarded a Summit Creative Award for its work on the Web site for E & L Construction Group. Thousands of entries for this award came from over 22 countries and were judged by design experts from all over the world. Summit International Awards is a premier arbiter of creative excellence whose awards come with a prestigious reputation of value and represent creative innovation. Said 3Sixty Interactive Chief Creative Officer, Dean Keipert: “The new E & L Construction Group website has turned out great with a very modern design and now portrays the brand image that is reflective of their company.” 3Sixty Interactive offers Web and search engine services for a variety of clients ranging from manufacturing businesses, specialty retailers and service-based companies. More at


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